Of Battles Lost

Klassic Films
The effects of depression are real and severe. This film looks at a man whose heartache leads him down a dark and unforgiving path.

Behind the scenes of Of Battles Lost

Of Battles lost was planned, shot, and edited within a three week time frame. The entire video was shot using a Pentax K3. This is by no means a video camera but I made the best of it. For audio I used an older Rode Stereo Video Mic, it was a great mic for capturing background noise, however we had to work very hard to capture crisp and clean audio for the narrative. The film was shot using a 50mm f/1.4 manual lens, which I inherited from my Grandfather. I used a glidecam for the majority of the shots, however the bottom plate was bent, so a completely stable shot was out of my reach. I borrowed lots of the equipment used in this film, and the learning curve was very steep. The entire film was edited in Photoshop. It had a little bit more control than iMovie, although it was definitely a struggle to get the clips edited.

This was my first attempt at filming a short film, and I definitely learned a lot in the process.

Depression is a very serious topic, and both Me and Matt have had friends suffer from it, and have lost friends to suicide. It is a subject that is rarely discussed, and part of the premise for this film was to raise awareness for the mental illness, and to get people talking about it.

RØDE gear used

Stereo VideoMic

Klassic Films

Andrew Klassen - Producer / Filmer / DP / Writer

Matt Langenegger - Actor / Co - Writer

Olivia Down - Actress